During the holiday season, we have looked back at the Top Ten moments in Coast Guard Academy intercollegiate Athletics during the 2018 year.
We have compiled a list and today we present you with the top moment of the year.
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TOP MOMENT #1 – MOONEY EARNS TRIO OF ALL-AMERICA HONORS; WOMEN'S DMR EARNS ONE
Kaitlyn Mooney earned a pair of All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships and also another at the DIII Cross Country Championships.
The women's DMR earned All-America honors, finishing in seventh place at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship. Junior Anita Green (3:42), sophomore Anna Beck (58.6), senior Ashlee Johnson (2:16.6) and freshman Kaitlyn Mooney (4:52.5) crossed the line in 11:50.97 breaking their school record of 11:51.91. They become the first relay in program history to earn All-America honors and the first since Jackie James earned the honors in 2000 in the 55m dash.
Mooney later finished in 5th place in the 3K earning All-America honors as she crossed the line in 9:40.81, breaking her own school record of 9:46.79. She was the first indoor track & field individual All-American since Jackie James earned the honors in 2000 in the 55m dash.
This Fall, for the second year in a row, Mooney placed fourth overall at the Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:04 to earn All-America honors.
Mooney wrapped up the cross country season on the national stage but before that, she won the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship for the second year in a row. She also earned the NEWMAC Cross Country Athlete of the Year award for the 2018 season. After winning the New England Division III Championship for the second year in a row with a 20:43 time, she was also named the 2018 New England Region Athlete of the Year.
Mooney helped lead the Coast Guard women's cross country team to a successful season. Coast Guard finished in third place at the NEWMAC Championship and finished eighth overall in the New England Division III Championship.